User Menu Component

  • Component title: User Menu
  • Component group: Asset Share Commons - structure
  • Released with version 1.0.0
  • Only to be added via an editable template. Not intended to be added directly to a content page.

User Menu component

The User Menu component displays two items:

  • The currently logged in user.
  • Displays a cart indicating the number of assets a user has added to his/her cart.

In mobile/tablet breakpoints the rail disappears. When the rail is opened via the Header component a close icon appears that allows a user to close the rail.

Template Authoring

The User Menu component should only be included via an editable template. It is not inteded to be added directly to a cq:Page. The User Menu component should always be in a locked state and only configurable via a template.

Policy Dialog / User Menu

Policy dialog


Text to display in front of the user name.

Log In Label

Text to populate the Log In link.

Log In Page

Path to a cq:Page or URL for log in.

Log Out Label

Text to populate the Log Out link.

Log Out Page

Path to a cq:Page or URL to log out.

Technical details

  • Component: /apps/asset-share-commons/components/structure/user-menu
  • Sling Models: com.adobe.aem.commons.assetshare.components.structure.impl.HeaderImpl, com.adobe.aem.commons.assetshare.components.structure.impl.UserMenuImpl

In mobile and tablet view the rail collapses and a hamburger icon is displayed in the Header component. Clicking the hamburger icon expands the rail. In mobile/tablet view a close icon is displayed in the user menu, allowing a user to close the rail. The JavaScript and CSS to toggle the rail is included in the User Menu’s clientlibs.

The User Menu will attempt to display the currently logged-in User’s profile picture. If none can be found a user icon is displayed.

Cache Considerations

Since v1.2.0

Since v1.2.0 the user menu’s anonymous vs. authenticated state has moved to using client-side ContextHub logic that is cache-friendly.

An AJAX HTTP GET is made to /libs/granite/security/currentuser.json?nocache=<time-in-ms> on page loads to retrieve the current user. This URI must be allowed via AEM Dispatcher.

Prior to v1.2.0

If caching pages for an authenticated user there is a potential issue in that User Menu component could be saved to the HTML cache. A feature like Sling Dynamic Include should be used for the above use case.